jueves, 30 de junio de 2011

June 28th: On this Day In Music History



 June 28th: On this Day In Music History

 

1959, Bobby Darin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Dream Lover'. It was the American singers first No.1 and the song featured Neil Sedaka on piano.
1966, The Small Faces appeared live at the Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London. Admission cost 7s & 6d, ($1.05).
1968, Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded 'Good Night', John Lennon's lullaby for his 5-year-old son Julian with Ringo singing the lead vocal. The track appeared on the White Album.
1969, Henry Mancini started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Love Theme from Romeo And Juliet'.
1969, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Nice, John Mayall, Ten Years After, Taste, Liverpool Scene and Chicken Shack, Keef Hartley, Taste and Savoy Brown, all appeared at The Bath Festival of Blues in England, the DJ was John Peel. Over 12,000 fans attended, tickets cost 18/6.
1975, The Eagles started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'One Of These Nights'.
1975, Wings went to No.1 on the UK chart with the album 'Venus And Mars', featuring the US No.1 single 'Listen What The Man Said'.
1975, American singer songwriter Tim Buckley completed the last show of a tour in Dallas, Texas, playing to a sold-out crowd of 1,800 people. This was Buckley's last ever show, he died the following day of a heroin and morphine overdose aged 28.
1977, Elton John achieved a life long ambition when he became the Chairman of Watford Football Club.
1978, The Clash supported by The Specials appeared at Friars, Aylesbury, England.
1980, Roxy Music scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Flesh And Blood'.
1980, Paul McCartney's 'Coming Up' became one of the few 'live' recordings to reach the top of Billboard's Hot 100. American disc jockeys preferred it to the studio version on the flip side of the record.
1983, David Bowie appeared at The Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, on his Serious Moonlight tour.
1985, Sister Sledge were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Frankie', the sisters only UK No.1. Nile Rodgers from Chic produced the hit for the soul trio from Philadelphia.
1986, Wham! were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fourth and final UK No.1 'The Edge Of Heaven'. Also on this day Wham! played their farewell concert in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London.
1993, The Manic Street Preachers played a sold out gig at the Marquee Club, London.
1996, Burt Bacharach appeared at The Royal Albert Hall, London. Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher joined him on-stage for a version of 'This Guy's In Love With You.'
1996, Def Leppard kicked off the North American leg of their 133-date Slang world tour at The Blossom Music Centre, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
1997, Puff Daddy and Faith Evans started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'll Be Missing You'. Released in memory of fellow Bad Boy Records artist Notorious B.I.G. who was murdered on March 9, 1997. The song sampled the melody of The Police's 'Every Breath You Take' 1983 hit.
1997, Radiohead went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their third album 'OK Computer'.
1997, The classic Pink Floyd album 'Dark Side of the Moon' spent its 1056th week on the US album chart. It was rumoured at the time that if the album was played while watching The Wizard of Oz movie, and started exactly when the MGM lion roared the third time during the movie's intro, very interesting connections could be made between the two.
1997, Bob Seger crashed in his BMW on the Trans-Canada Highway in Nipigon, Ontario. The singer later appeared in court charged with dangerous driving.
2005, 2 Pac feat Elton John was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Ghetto Gospel. Written by Tupac Shakur and produced by Eminem. The song uses samples from the Elton John song 'Indian Sunset' from his 1971 album Madman Across the Water.
2007, The Spice Girls confirmed they would reform for a world tour to take place in December 2007 and January 2008 with the original line-up who had not performed on stage since Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell quit in May 1998. The 11 dates announced included a London show on 15 December, eight days after the first date in Los Angeles. Other dates included Cologne, Madrid Beijing, Hong Kong, Sydney and Cape Town. The tour was being put together by Simon Fuller, whose 19 company masterminded the group's global success more than a decade ago.
2009, Three days after his death Michael Jackson was at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Number Ones'. The Essential Michael Jackson went to No.1 the following week for seven weeks.
June 28th: Born on this day
1943, Born on this day, Bobby Harrison, drums, Procol Harum, (1967 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale').
1945, Born on this day, David Knights, Procol Harum, (1967 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale').
1948, Born on this day, John Martyn, singer, songwriter, guitarist, (1973 album 'Solid Air'). Died in hospital on 30th Jan 2009 in Ireland at the age of 60. The folk, blues and funk artist was widely regarded as one of the most soulful and innovative singer-songwriters of his generation and had been cited as an influence by artists as varied as U2, Portishead and Eric Clapton.
1954, Born on this day, Steven J. Morse, guitarist, Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple since 1994.
1959, Born on this day, Clint Boon, keyboards, Inspiral Carpets, (1990 UK No.14 single 'This Is How It Feels'). The Clint Boon Experience.
1963, Born on this day, Andy Couson, bass, All About Eve, (1988 UK No.10 single 'Martha's Harbour'). The Mission, The Lucy Nation.
1963, Born on this day, Beverley Craven, (1991 UK No.3 single 'Promise Me', 1991 UK No.3 self-titled album).
1963, Born on this day, Charles Clouser, keyboards, drums, and engineer. Once a member of Nine Inch Nails (1994-2000) Worked with Deftones, White Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Killing Joke and Type O Negative.
1965, Born on this day, Saul Davis, guitar, violin, James, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Sit Down').
1971, Born on this day, Ray Slijngaard, vocals, 2 Unlimited, (1993 UK No.1 single 'No Limit').
1977, Born on this day, Mark Stoermer, bass guitarist, The Killers, (2005 UK No.1 with their debut album 'Hot Fuss'). 
 
 Died on this day
 
2007, Benno Goldewijk, from Holland, and Spaniard Alfredo Pecina Matias were killed and two other men were injured during an accident dismantling the stage after a Rolling Stones concert in Madrid. Three of the workers fell 10m (33ft) from a metal structure and landed on a fourth. The Stones were currently on the European leg of their A Bigger Bang world tour.

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